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22nd November 1963

A week away from the fiftieth anniversary of the violent end of US President John F. Kennedy’s life in Dallas, we are currently in the middle of a snowstorm of media pieces commemorating the event – and indeed reheated airings of the various conspiracy theories that first began circulating [...]

November 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

HOW DID IT GO AGAIN …?

We learned this week that the older generation can maintain a brighter outlook on life in general by wallowing in nostalgia. A study by researchers at the University of Southampton, published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, has concluded that those who are encouraged, for [...]

November 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

EVE OF THE WW1 CENTENARY

Next Monday, 11th November, will be the ninety-fifth anniversary of Armistice Day, marking the end of the First World War. Already the preliminary bombardment of books timed to coincide with 2014’s centenary of its commencement has begun – by my estimate there will have been at least fifty [...]

November 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

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